Hi Liz, I found Ruth's biography on a family tree on Ancestry. I contacted the owner to contact you.
"Survived by her daughter, Sharon Spade Hart of Stayton, OR, and a cousin, Betty Ann Wakefield of Pleasanton, CA, Ruth was predeceased by both husbands, her daughter, Barbara, her sons, David and Robert, and a grandson, Karl. She is also survived by her daughter-in-laws, Linda Spade of Bradenton, FL and Mickey Spade of Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren John W. Space, Michael D. Spade, Kristy L. Spade, Vernie C. Hart, Jr., Jacob Hart and Kate Hart and four great-grandchildren."
When and where was Gene Maddelen Darby born? Where did she live after her birth? If you can provide that info, I might be able to find her.